The council on the planet Emerald is again concerned that radiation emanating from Earth will pollute the universe, so Starman is sent to stop Balisar's brain from conquering Earth, meant to be preparatory to a nuclear attack from his home planet, Zeemar. Convoluted, huh? The evil brain is accompanied by other, corporeal, Zumarians under its control. The Zumarians, generally costumed like superheroes, create mutants who are the thugs in this movie, and create the means to wipe out human life by germ warfare.
Mutants are easy to spot. They're either outlandishly costumed or when dressed conventionally, wear heavy makeup. The most dangerous mutant Starman battles exhales nuclear vapor, and a slash from its fingernails could kill him! Starman isn't seen flying very much in this, with good reason. Wires and wire harness parts are generally visible when he does. The fight scenes are great fun, and the best parts of these movies. Particularly funny is a short scene that brought to mind early Jerry Lewis or Curly Joe Dorita style comical fighting, in which two mutants out to kill two orphans throw darts that look very much like toothpicks at Starman, which he easily swats away. Orphans play less of a role in this movie than in Atomic Rulers Of The World
, pretty much disappearing early on, until they're brought back for the triumphant closing scene.
I downloaded the 1.7GB MPEG2 file. Video and audio quality were fine.